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Damon Lindelof, creator of HBO's upcoming Watchmen series, is not concerned about upsetting fans.
The Emmy-winning showrunner behind Lost and The Leftovers addressed fan reactions to the divisive series finale of Lost as well as the recent fan petition calling for HBO to remake Game of Thrones' final season with "competent writers."
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"When the fans rise up, and they have a sort of hive-mind approach, the media culture says that there's an empirical belief that, 'Oh, the Lost finale sucked,' or 'We are putting together a petition to demand X, Y, Z,'" Lindelof told journalists during HBO's presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Wednesday. "But that's not all fans, that's some fans. What the proportion is to the overall fandom is anyone's guess. We're living in a culture where online, Twitter, social media, or the pieces that [journalists and critics] write are directing the zeitgeist. The Lost fans had demands; there were things that they wanted, but they also wanted to be surprised. I don't really know how to thread that...
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